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Brewed by De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 2211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Quadrupel is La Trappe’s heaviest ale with a stunning amber colour. Its warm and intense flavour is rich and finely balanced. Malty sweet, slightly burnt, and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Quadrupel continues to ferment after bottling and offers aromas of banana, almond, vanilla and others.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (892) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Aroma is dark fruits, belgian sugar candy, biscuit, vanilla, raisins and rich malts. Taste is a great collection of fruits like plum, raisin, dark cherry and apple. Very nice and chewy mouthfeel. Transitions into a very pale but well placed bitterness. Appearance is a medium dark cloudy amber with a medium pearl head that retains well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barbillon (50) - Pesaro, ITALY - JAN 15, 2015
Quadrupel facile da bersi, di colore ambrato torbido. Al naso salgono aromi floreali e frutta candita. Al palato appare subito dolce quasi a ricordarmi una Kwak....ma di un dolce che a fine bottiglia non cambia. dove sono i lieviti? in generale buona bevuta.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tabletopjoe (30) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Poured in a Leffe glass. Aroma is toffee malts, yeasty. Taste is dark dried fruits, prunes, raisins, candy sugars, some spices and some Belgian yeast/funk. Body is full, texture creamy, medium carbonation. Finish is sour and yeasty, with some burning alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1175) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Malty, yeasty, boozy, dried fruits. Copper colour, off-white head, lacing. Alcohol, malty, big sweetness, bit one-dimensional. Big body, soft carbonation, anonymous finish. Ok.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikaLukanainen (72) - POLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Pours deep mahogany with a small frothy head. Aroma is a classical belgian bouquet with a reasonable level of intensity: light caramel, peach, raisins, banana and cloves, dried fruits and a hint of noble alcohol. Taste is based on the same notes as the aroma, the beer is rather smooth and warming, alcohol is present but in a good way. Balance is the key here, makes the beer extremely drinkable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
njager246 (435) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Lots of raisens and sweet fruit, taste is stale and skunked raisen... Bad bottle??????

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1540) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
Gylden brun litt tåkete med høyt beige skum. Karamell, kandissukker og røde bær. Fyldig, søt karamell, frukter og alkoholsødme i smak. Medium + kullsyre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgian4all (5) - FRANCE - JAN 9, 2015 does not count
Very fine beer sugary and sweet no bitterness but a little too simple for me lack of authenticity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber, nose is raisins, caramel, taste is similar, rich.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (202) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Butelka. Bardzo bujna, drobnopecherzykowa, biala piana, opadajaca dosc powoli do obraczki, troche zostajaca na szkle. Przejrzyste, opalizujace, o barwie cieplego bursztynu, miodu, dosc jasnej jak na styl. W aromacie troche alkoholu, duzo owocow dosc zroznicowanych, zarowno suszonych jak i swiezych (banany, sliwki, wisnie, winogrona, rodzynki, brzoskwinie), rowniez slod, rowniez drozdze - w aromacie troche jak dubel tylko hmmm... szlachetniej? ;) W smaku rowniez duzo owocowosci nieco kwaskowatej (zestaw analogiczny do tego w aromacie) slodowosci, drozdzowosci, troche karmelu, troche miodu. goryczka niska. slodki. w ustach niczym szampan (to poniekad tez kwestia charakteru wysycenia, dosc wysokiego zreszta), tyle ze calkiem pelen, tresciwy. Ma sie ochote na kolejny lyk. alkohol - wszak nie niski - w smaku genalnie ukryty. Wysoka klasa, do ktorej niewatpliwie warto wracac. 7/4/9/5/17 -> 4.2

Update 12.01.2015 - Butelka, warka do 09-2017. Jeszcze intensywniejsza owocowosc, nieco bardziej slodka. Co w efekcie poprawia odbior calosci. Jestem fanem. 8/4/9/5/18 -> 4.4

Update 22.01.2015 - Butelka, warka do 02-2016. Mam wrazenie wyzszego wysycenia i slodyczy - nie wiem, czy to kwestia dluzszego lezakowania w butelce czy po prostu warki - 8/4/9/5/18 -> 4.4


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